ICTC completes launch of new services at DLSU-D High
Posted on February 10, 2015 at 2:46:29 PM
The Information and Communications Technology Center recently concluded its successful celebration of ICT Week with the students of DLSU-D High School.
The event kicked off with the launching of the redesigned DLSU-D website and portal also introduced Project ICON (ICT Creates Opportunities for Nature), the ICTC’s advocacy for the responsible disposal and management of electronic waste, to the participants.
The second day saw the launching of the Microsoft Office 365 at High School covered court wherein representatives from Microsoft Philippines excited students with their future releases. The group also conducted a training on the use of Office 365 and activated the accounts of faculty and students of the High School.
“The ICTC has been continuously innovating and exploring the IT world to give you the most efficient and effective services. We are also glad to announce that we will be launching newly designed/developed systems. We are optimistic that these will be of great help to the High school community- the students, faculty and staff,” Ma. Kristina Miciano, ICTC director, said in her welcoming remarks.
Meanwhile, Team ICON was able to plant 650 more mangrove seedlings in Lian, Batangas over the weekend with the help of ERMAC who partly sponsored the seedlings. The funds for the purchase of the seedlings came from the proceeds of the sale of electronic gadgets as well as fund raising efforts spearheaded by the ICTC like the ICON Run in 2012.
The figure brings the number of mangroves planted by the group to 2900 and the total of fruit bearing trees planted in Mt. Palay Palay to 318. After the tree planting, the group was also able to visit the mangrove seedlings Team ICON planted in March 2013 wherein roughly 400 out of 1,000 trees survived and thrived.
“400 is a good number already according to the caretakers here in Lian because the usual target is a 30 percent survival rate for mangroves. We are glad that our efforts are not going to waste. We are looking into making this a habit, checking on our previously planted sites to see the progress of our plants so that we do not just stop with planting. We want to see them (trees) grow as well,” Angie Chui, co-chair of Project ICON said. “With the help of the DLSU-D community, we are hoping to plant more, grow more.”
The event was made possible with the help of partners Microsoft Philippines, Creative Infosolution Inc., iRayton Networks Inc., Kaizen Networking, Teodoro Construction Corp., and Tri.ph.